Sunday, 25 May 2014

SUP at The Plaza

On Saturday 24th May, 28 members of SUP stepped up onto the stage at The Plaza Theatre to entertain visitors to the Coffee Morning.
This was an exciting new experience for most of us.

First of all we were shown to Dressing Room number 7 where we were briefed by Ian, tuned our ukuleles and assembled our music stands. We then gathered in the corridor until Ian summoned us to ascend the steps. The curtain was down so there was not much room and we had to be careful not to fall off the stage and especially not to fall onto the Compton Organ. We also found that the lights were very bright and very warm. We lined up as instructed and played our first set.
It was not easy to hear each other, but presumably it sounded better in the auditorium because we received a lot of praise during the interval.

While we were drinking tea or coffee and scoffing cakes we listened to Ian performing a selection of tunes on the organ.

Then it was time to head back to the dressing room ready to play our second set.
Click here to see a few photos

We all enjoyed our first performance on a real stage. Thank you Ian for organising it (and us!)

Everything stops for Tea
The following week on Sunday 15th June, some of us returned to The Plaza to play at the afternoon tea. Sorry no pictures for this one.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

SUP at N'Ukefest

This year several members of SUP were able to attend N'Ukefest at The Cotton Arms, Wrenbury.
A few of us camped, others were day visitors but we all had a great time and the weather was beautiful.

Here are some videos of our performance. And here are the SUP photos

And more photos of everybody else

Thanks Geoff for making a great record of a superb weekend

May events

Saturday 10th May was a busy day for SUP.
A few members made a return visit to the Sir Joseph Whitworth Centre, then they joined others for a very enjoyable afternoon/evening at The Crown.

On Tuesday 13th May, eleven of us went to Walthew House to record 23 songs for the
Stockport Talking Newspaper.
These songs will be used over several editions but they have been kind enough to give us  CD  for each performer. And guess what - it sounds quite good!

See separate blogs for N'Ukefest and our SUP on Stage evening.